Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
A powerful smooth strong ale to suit all tastes. Monkey Wrench is mid brown to ruby in hue with aromas of fruit hops malt and roast malt together with some sweetness.

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Iznogud (4730) - CROATIA - MAY 22, 2016
Cask at White Swan, Ilsington, London. Pours amber with medium white head. Malty, roasted, caramel, dried fruit, some hops. Medium bodied. Decent.

redders1974 (1702) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2016
Decent English strong ale frothy khaki head sweet malts raised plum fig taste sweet finish veRyan drinkable

mabuzzer (957) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear, ruby brown colour with a bubbly white head. Malty, slightly metallic aroma. Sweet, malty, fruity flavour. Nice

mkel07 (6549) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2016
030116. This English dark ale is a drop worth hunting down as it is loaded with flavour and carries a long strong finish. I picked up this 500ml bottle at Cool Wine in Hobart a few months back and I am glad that I did. More malty than hoppy or bitter the beer pours a translucent copper colour with a thick head that settles and thins out after a while. There is caramel and some toffee aromas in the nose, with some vanilla hiding in the background. The flavour very much mirrors the aroma , with some spiced fruit thrown into the mix, and the beer while initially thin in the mouths builds to a creamy mouthfeel. At 5.3% ABV it is certainly very drinkable.

ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Pictures bottle from Keg Liquors; split four ways. Aroma: Rich caramel biscuit and some hazelnut as well; maybe a little in the way of woodsy, earthy hop character. Appearance: Slightly hazy chestnut pour with a ring of bubbly tan head. Flavor: Hazelnut over caramel throughout with a subtle woodsy puff towards the finish, which is mostly dry. Palate: Lighter body, slick texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Didn’t move me much one way or the other; could certainly drink again, but not in a hurry to grab another bottle. Preferred the Morocco ale much more.

bigbish (715) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Wrote down a score ages ago but ni5 any tasting notes. Recording for posterity. Good stuff.

NallePalle (728) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle, 50 cl, Messob, Uppsala. Overall pleasant, interesting aroma of coffee, caramel, intense initial taste, small finish. Great to African food (and probably much more).

nilsas (4719) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2015

Lukt: Mye vørter og en anelse smørmalt.
Utseende: Rødbrun vinfarge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Smørmalt, noe bitter avslutning.
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planky84 (3514) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Cask stillage at the Foots Cray Rugby Club Beer Festival, April 2015. Mahogany coloured pour with a beige head. Caramel and orchard fruit aroma. Caramel, toffee apple and malt flavour. Long malt finish.

martin00sr (4519) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2015
Clear dark amber, small offwhite head. Mild malty aroma with estery hints of fruit and apple juice. Similar flavour, slightly boozy.

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